R8 Binding Overspray

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  1. arfalax

    arfalax Member

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    This is something I didn't notice on my R8 for several weeks of ownership, I guess I'm more concerned with playing guitars than checking for flaws. It was after conditioning the fret board with Fret Doctor that I noticed the degree of overspray (at first I thought the Fret Doctor had smeared some finish from the neck). I thought maybe it was just my guitar but I just looked at a 2005 R8 on eBay with exactly the same overspray and it's just on the binding on the neck. Is this a common malady with the Gibson "Custom Shop"?

    Here's what it looks like on mine. Doesn't really bother me all that much cause it plays so sweet.

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  2. JMintzer

    JMintzer Burned Out Mod

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    It's not overspray. It's the stain leeching into the binding. Actually, it's intentional. The old ones did that, so they are now using a stain for the back that does the same thing. Gotta' be 'Historically Accurate', ya' know! ;)


    Jamie
     
  3. Rotten

    Rotten Silver Supporting Member

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    I've bought two new Historics and the little manual explains just what JMintzer said. I love those Historics.
     
  4. arfalax

    arfalax Member

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    Ah, well if I had just gotten a manual with my guitar all this fuss could have been avoided :Spank.

    Thanks for the info fellers.
     
  5. justonwo

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    I have the same thing on my R8.
     
  6. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    More play, less look.
     
  7. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    My Histroics exibit the same problem and seem to be getting worse. At least yours is somewhat even of a stain;) Mine are pink in somne areas and yellow in others.


    No big deal.... Play away!:D
     
  8. Tripower455

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    My R9 does that. I am not sure, but I think it is lightening up a bit. I hated it when I got it, but after a year of fairly heavy use, I think it's lightening up a bit......

    It took a while to grow on me, but it is now my favorite axe........
     

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